Thursday, September 3, 2015

Back To Rantoul, IL, Police Out And About and Plans?

Rantoul, IL.

70 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = A mix of clouds and sun. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 93F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Yesterday, went much better than the previous day. We left Hickory Hollow CG near Utica about 9:15 and headed West on I-80 for a couple miles and then turned South on I-39. 39 brought us down to El Paso, IL, where we turned East on US 24. 24 then took us east to Forrest, IL where we turned South again on IL 47.  47 then brought us down to US 136 near Fisher, where we turned East and followed 136 over here to Rantoul and back to the Prairie Pines CG on the South side of town. All the roads that we traveled on yesterday, were in pretty good shape and we didn't hit any big bumps, so everything stayed pretty much in it's place. ;-)

It was right at Noon when we pulled up in front of the office, so it took us about 2 hours and 45 minutes to travel the 132 miles down here.

All along our way, yesterday, we saw many policemen. They were on the secondary roads, (especially in the small towns and communities), as well as the Interstates. I suppose they're out because of the Holiday Weekend coming up.

Anyway, we're back in the same site here at Prairie Pines, (site #23). When we arrived, Jim unhooked Nora from the back of Big RED, leveled her and hooked up the Electric. Then because it was quite hot, he and Linda brought me and a few items inside and rested for awhile. After resting and having a cool drink, Jim went back out and hooked up the water and moved Big RED to his parking spot out by the road. This morning, before it gets too hot, he'll go out to hook up the sewer hoses and dump the tanks.

Except for more doctor's appointments and taking some "day trips" to see their financial adviser and  people in the area, we'll be here till he end of September. We may stay longer, or may start heading East or South. There's also another Rally up in Michigan, in October, that isn't completely out of the question.

But, ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  , we don't have to decide anything today. I'm sure Jim and Linda will come up with a plan by the end of the month. ;-)

Did you know that in 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the labor day holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York?


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